Browsing Archive: June, 2017

Workplace Mediation in Mansfield

Posted by Stephen Wood on Friday, June 30, 2017, In : Workplace mediation in Mansfield 
Workplace disputes can frequently be extremely damaging to an employer, with disputes often escalating quickly, and typically leading to lower morale, lower productivity, higher staff turnover and employment tribunal claims.

Workplace mediation is a voluntary process, usually arranged by the employer, where two or more employees agree to attend a meeting with an impartial mediator.  The mediator works with the employees in helping them to negotiate their own resolution and create and agreed wa...
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Costs and Mediation

Posted by Stephen Wood on Friday, June 30, 2017, In : Costs and mediation 
A significant reason to settle a case is to avoid the future legal costs.  In practice, a successful party is unlikely to recover 100% of their actual legal costs from the unsuccessful party.  Accordingly, if a party were to spend a further £10,000.00 to reach a trial, and even if they were to win, they would only recover back £7,500.00 of this, doesn't it make sense to consider putting this £2,500.00 into a settlement?
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Arb-Med and Med-Arb

Posted by Stephen Wood on Thursday, June 29, 2017, In : Arb-Med and Med-Arb 
These are hybrid variations of two traditional ADR approaches, incorporating both arbitration and mediation, with the same person acting as arbitrator and mediator.

In Arb-Med an arbitration will be held but the arbitrator's award is placed in a sealed envelope, kept by the arbitrator.  He will then act as a mediator.  If the mediation does not result in a settlement, the arbitration award will be published.

In contrast, in Med-Arb, the mediation occurs first. If it doesn't result in a settleme...
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Workplace Mediation in Nottingham

Posted by Stephen Wood on Sunday, June 25, 2017, In : Workplace mediation Nottingham 
Workplace disputes can frequently be extremely damaging to an employer, with disputes often escalating quickly, and typically leading to lower morale, lower productivity, higher staff turnover and employment tribunal claims.

Workplace mediation is a voluntary process, usually arranged by the employer, where two or more employees agree to attend a meeting with an impartial mediator.  The mediator works with the employees in helping them to negotiate their own resolution and create an agreed way...
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Workplace Mediation in Milton Keynes

Posted by Stephen Wood on Sunday, June 25, 2017, In : Workplace Mediation Milton Keynes 
Workplace disputes can frequently be extremely damaging to an employer, with disputes often escalating quickly, and typically leading to lower morale, lower productivity, higher staff turnover and employment tribunal claims.

Workplace mediation is a voluntary process, usually arranged by the employer, where two or more employees agree to attend a meeting with an impartial mediator.  The mediator works with the employees in helping them to negotiate their own resolution and create an agreed way...
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Workplace Mediation in Wellingborough

Posted by Stephen Wood on Sunday, June 25, 2017, In : Workplace mediation in Wellingborough 
Workplace disputes can frequently be extremely damaging to an employer, with disputes often escalating quickly, and typically leading to lower morale, lower productivity, higher staff turnover and employment tribunal claims.

Workplace mediation is a voluntary process, usually arranged by the employer, where two or more employees agree to attend a meeting with an impartial mediator.  The mediator works with the employees in helping them to negotiate their own resolution and create an agreed way...
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MLATNA (Most Likely Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement)

Posted by Stephen Wood on Sunday, June 25, 2017, In : MLATNA 
MLATNA (Most Likely Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement) tends to be the alternative which is concentrated upon most at mediation, as the parties often consider that the BATNA and WATNA are unlikely to happen.  However, the term itself is rarely used.
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Workplace Mediation in Northampton

Posted by Stephen Wood on Sunday, June 25, 2017, In : Workplace mediation Northampton 
Workplace disputes can frequently be extremely damaging to an employer, with disputes often escalating quickly, and typically leading to lower morale, lower productivity, higher staff turnover and employment tribunal claims.

Workplace mediation is a voluntary process, usually arranged by the employer, where two or more employees agree to attend a meeting with an impartial mediator.  The mediator works with the employees in helping them to negotiate their own resolution and create an agreed way...
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Valuation Tribunal Service

Posted by Stephen Wood on Thursday, June 22, 2017, In : Valuation Tribunal 
I was pleased to receive my appointment letter from Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunal Service, appointing me to the Panel of Chairs for the Valuation Tribunal for England.  The Valuation Tribunal deals with appeals about council tax and business rates.

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The Psychology of Conflict

Posted by Stephen Wood on Sunday, June 18, 2017, In : Psychology of Conflict 
I am reading Paul Randolph's book 'The Psychology of Conflict'.  Paul is an eminent barrister and mediator, and his book provides an excellent understanding of the psychological processes of parties who are in conflict, which can help mediators resolve conflicts.
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About Me


Stephen Wood is an ADR Group Accredited Civil & Commercial Mediator, an ADR Group Accredited Workplace Mediator, an ADR Group Accredited Online Mediator and a Consultant Litigation Solicitor. In 2017 Stephen was appointed to the Panel of Chairs of the Valuation Tribunal of England. Stephen has undertaken over 50 paid mediations.